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Elementary or Secondary Teacher Certification

Post-Degree Certificate

Prepare for Arizona General Education Elementary (grades 1-8) teacher certification or Secondary (grades 6-12) teacher certification with this post-degree program. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, diversity and current teaching theory, and include supervised and directed field experiences. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.  

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options: become an elementary or secondary school teacher

Academic options:  continue your education with post-degree work in education or a subject discipline, or pursue additional specialized endorsements

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Program Requirements


Required Courses

Must be completed with grades of C or higher. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EDC/ESE 250 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDC/ESE 251 Educational Psychology 3
EDC/ESE 252 Survey of Exceptional Education 3
EDC/ESE 257 21st Century Learning 3
POS 210 National and State Constitution 3
Subtotal 15
EDU 286 Structured English Immersion (SEI) Methods 3
Subtotal 3

Core Concentrations

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Choose one of the following concentrations:

Course # Course Title Credits
Elementary Concentration
EDC 254 Classroom Management Elementary 3
EDC 262 Practicum 1: Elementary 2
Subtotal 5
EDC 263 Practicum 2: Elementary 2
EDC 270 Elementary Methods: English Language Arts 3
EDC 271 Elementary Methods: Mathematics 3
EDC 272 Elementary Methods: Reading/Phonics 3
EDC 273 Elementary Methods: Science/Social Studies 3
EDC 274 Elementary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum 3
EDC 291 Student Teaching: Elementary 8
Subtotal 25
Elementary Concentration Total 30
Elementary Teacher Program Total 48
Secondary Concentration
EDC 256 Classroom Management Secondary 3
EDC 264 Practicum 1: Secondary 2
Subtotal 5
EDC 265 Practicum 2: Secondary 2
EDC 275 Secondary Methods: English Language
Arts/Social Sciences
  or EDC 276   Secondary Methods: Math/Science
EDC 277 Secondary Methods: Instruction Across the Curriculum 3
EDC 292 Student Teaching: Secondary 8
Subtotal 16
Secondary  Concentration Total 21
Secondary Teacher Program Total 39